Q & A:Two soccer players sign letters of intent to play at the next level

By : Josue Luna, writer

Two of our soccer athletes committed to play soccer at the collegiate level. Boys soccer player, Miguel Solis, committed to play at Texas Lutheran University. Girls Soccer player, Milena Muñoz, committed to play at Southwestern University.

Q: How did you feel about your senior season at EHS?

A: Miguel, “My senior season went really well. I had the best season of my high school career by a landslide. I was one of the top 3 scorers in the Valley, and I just played like a beast in general. Sadly, we lost in the first round of playoffs which I think was undeserved, and I think we should’ve made at least the third round. It is what it is though at the end of the day.

Milena, “It was a roller coaster of feelings. I feel like just yesterday I was still a freshman, and now I’m the oldest player on the field. But it was great. I really will never forget it.

Q: What are you most excited about in your collegiate career?

A: Miguel, “The thing I am most excited about in my collegiate career is for sure the environment. The more you go up in level the better everything gets: the fields, the fans, the balls, the goals, and of course the players. Once you’re surrounded by all that, it motivates you to become better as well. I am excited for what’s to come in the future, and hopefully I have a great 4 years of college soccer.

Milena, “I’m excited to be in a new area where I can study what I want to study and get to play with new girls that enjoy the sport just as much as I do.

Q: Are you doing anything to prepare yourself for the upcoming college season? If so, what are you doing?

A: Miguel, “To prepare for the upcoming season I have been going to the gym everyday, and also I have been trying to play at least 6 games a week.  I have also been running and working on my footwork. However, for college ball you also have to be mentally prepared, so I am just getting ready with that too. I know I might not get enough playing time my first year, but I just have to be patient and not give up and wait for my time to come.

Milena, “I am still training and getting my body ready for the fitness test I have to do once I get there.  I am still working on my footwork for soccer, getting the ball to the right space and working on my knowledge of the game.